Re: Install disks for PowerPC
At 23:23 -0400 1998-04-19, Alain Toussaint wrote:
>> where are they? I see a directory for disks-i386 and several other
>> platforms (alpha, sparc and m68k) but no disks-powerpc.
>> So how does one get started installing Debian on a PowerPC MAC, and where
>> are the instructions?
>i don't think there will be a Debian for the Mac version of the powerPC as
Wrong, I am working on just such a thing, powerpc.debian.org is a Motorola
StarMax Mac clone of some sort (I'm not clear on the details since the
machine is many thousands of miles from me).
>long as these machine remain proprietary,there's version of linux for the
>IBM powerPC line but the only linux distribution especially for the Mac
>PPC is available at:
That is not correct either, PCI Power Macs have been supported by LinuxPPC
for about 18 months now, the machines are somewhat closed, but still quite
a bit of documentation on the workings of the machines is available.
>i did research some documentation there and their linux version have
>some files covered under another licence than the GPL due to the
>proprietary nature of the machine (and these files i'm talking'bout are
>sometime critical to linux)
Also wrong, MkLinux is a Linux "single-server" running on top of the OSF
Mach 3 microkernel, the microkernel is not licensed under the GPL, but
instead under an XFree86-like license. The Linux server is licensed under
the GPL as it must be.
Joel "Espy" Klecker <mailto:email@example.com> <http://web.espy.org/>
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